Judge Name : Mrs Diane Baillie (VIC)
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Licensed ANKC Group(s)OP - Open Show Status CH - Championship Show Status JH - Junior Handler
My first pure bred dog was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi bitch - a Birthday Gift from my husband in 1962 - and after preliminary experience in the Obedience Ring she became not only my first Australian Show Champion, but also the foundation bitch of a long line of over 100 " DYGAE " Pembroke Champions.
My homebred Pembrokes have since won many top awards, including Best Exhibit in Show All Breeds Melbourne Royal 1987 from a record entry. Grand Champion Dygae Wildside was Australia's first Grand champion of the Breed and Best In Show at the 7th National Corgi Specialty, while Best Exhibit at the 10 th National was Grand Champion Dygae Tallulah Belle. Grand Champion Dygae Di Caprio has continued the tradition winning the Dog Challenge at the 11th National in May 2004.
I have also bred and exhibited 6 Champion "DYGAE" Cardigan Welsh Corgis and have a handled successfully Papillons, Fox Terriers,Cairn Terriers,Afghan Hounds, Whippets and Shetland Sheepdogs.
I am currently a Joint Co-ordinator of the Judges Training Scheme in Victoria ( Group 5-Working equivalent to Pastoral – USA, hence very actively involved in Judges education and training programmes. I judge regularly at All Breeds Championship Shows throughout Australia and New Zealand.
I have judged Pembroke Specialties on four separate occasions in U.S.A. where I have also awarded CC's to Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
In May 2000 I also adjudicated for the Finnish Corgi Club at their Annual Specialty Show, subsequently judging various breeds again in Finland (FCI System) in 2002 and 2003 including Best Exhibit in Show All Breeds.
I have also been privileged to judge The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Nagano Specialty in Japan in 2001.
International Appointments during 2005 included Natal Coast Kennel Club (TERRIERS), Natal Working & Herding Breeds Association (HERDING) and Afghan Hounds for Highway Kennel Club in South Africa.
Recent overseas assignments include National Pembroke Specialty in Moscow, Russia, Dog classes at The Welsh Corgi League (UK) 2010, Alberta (Canada) National Specialties for Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Bouvier de Flandres,Australian Cattle Dogs ,Hound,Pastoral and Non-Sporting Groups plus All Breeds Best in Show, and Breed Classes and BIS at Pennine and Yorkshire WCC Club- UK in February 2012.
A Vice-President of the Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria, I am also a Life Member of The Welsh Corgi League (England) and a member of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America.
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